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(Daily Mail)   Scottish castle can be yours for as little as £220,000. Slightly used   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 80
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2012-11-22 08:44:31 AM  
It's a fixer-upper!
 
2012-11-22 08:51:32 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/Sold
 
2012-11-22 08:59:09 AM  
www.cliffs-of-moher.net

It does have a nice view

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2012-11-22 09:22:35 AM  

stuartp9: If it had some water around it, I'd be interested..

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You'd be daft to build a castle in a swamp!
 
2012-11-22 09:27:35 AM  
Darn, I left my checkbook in my other kilt.
 
2012-11-22 09:28:26 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Does it come with tapestries?

I don't want a castle that doesn't have any authentic tapestries.

Tapestries make the castle.


Yes, we have tapestries. But if you are a Scottish lord then I am Mickey Mouse.

/ Heh heh...hello folks!
 
2012-11-22 09:34:16 AM  

DON.MAC: dervish16108: DON.MAC: I have a friend who owns the ruines of a Scottish castle. It costs him something like £10,000 per year in useless costs that have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes.

This one seems to be about 5,000 sq feet per floor.

if the useless costs have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes, what are they used for exactly?

Things like filing fees and expenses to get someone to fill out a form saying that all painting was with heritage colors even though the building has never been painted at all. It is mostly stupid things like that.


Approximately US$20,000 just for THAT??? How sad.
 
2012-11-22 09:46:13 AM  

dervish16108: DON.MAC: dervish16108: DON.MAC: I have a friend who owns the ruines of a Scottish castle. It costs him something like £10,000 per year in useless costs that have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes.

This one seems to be about 5,000 sq feet per floor.

if the useless costs have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes, what are they used for exactly?

Things like filing fees and expenses to get someone to fill out a form saying that all painting was with heritage colors even though the building has never been painted at all. It is mostly stupid things like that.

Approximately US$20,000 just for THAT??? How sad.


There appears to be a constant stream of useless things like that. I remember him talking about some sort of energy audit for a building that never had any utilities at all but that might have been one of his friends antique pile of rocks.
 
2012-11-22 09:53:24 AM  

abhorrent1: may need a little work it might be just a matter of time before bidders can start planning banquets and parties.

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Maybe. My brother got married in a ruined castle - very atmospheric. One part of the ruins had 4 walls and a staircase but no roof, luckily it didn't rain. They had pillar candles on each of the stair treads and all round the walls, the minister stood in the remains of a window embrasure, there was a harpist in the corner, some wooden benches and it was good to go.
 
2012-11-22 10:04:52 AM  
Would you get to claim droit de seigneur over the local people?
 
2012-11-22 10:46:22 AM  

dervish16108: DON.MAC: I have a friend who owns the ruines of a Scottish castle. It costs him something like £10,000 per year in useless costs that have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes.

This one seems to be about 5,000 sq feet per floor.

if the useless costs have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes, what are they used for exactly?



..... filling in cracks between the bricks to keep the cold and damp out???
 
2012-11-22 10:50:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Does it come with tapestries?

I don't want a castle that doesn't have any authentic tapestries.

Tapestries make the castle.


Came into thread looking for this. Leaving satisifed.
 
2012-11-22 10:54:19 AM  
It's nice to know it weighs 110 tons, but I want to know what it'll cost me.
 
2012-11-22 10:55:07 AM  

bighairyguy: Darn, I left my checkbook in my other kilt sporran.

 
2012-11-22 11:37:52 AM  
A lick of paint and it would be fine
 
2012-11-22 11:51:44 AM  
This seems like a fine thread to post pictures of Sarah Beeny

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2012-11-22 11:52:29 AM  
Scottish castle, you say?
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2012-11-22 12:09:31 PM  
Fixer Upper
 
2012-11-22 12:16:15 PM  
Only if it has a dungeon. I have...enemies...that I don't want to see the light of day. Most importantly, does it have the original torture equipment? They just don't make torture devices like they did during the 15th and 16th century.
 
2012-11-22 12:43:51 PM  
I'm pretty sure that's where the kurgan killed ramirez.
 
2012-11-22 12:50:16 PM  

Andromeda: Whenever I see the castles from this era in Ireland/Scotland, basically a giant box with some great halls in them (the Blarney Castle of the stone fame is one), I always say a quiet thanks for the place and era I was born into. I mean geez, the richest guy in the area had to live there in the dark and cold with dozens of others, no electricity or plumbing, in conditions that these days are unheard of even for the poor.

Nothing like a piece of history to remind you you're better off than many lords and kings ever were...


To quote my college medieval history textbook: "Every age has known luxury of a sort. Comfort is a modern invention."
 
2012-11-22 01:27:03 PM  
FTA: Lordscairnie Castle comes with around 30 acres of land and has a pool which has its own eco-system and attracts a variety of wildlife, including fifty different species of birds.

Pretty sure that's not a pool, it's a pond.
 
2012-11-22 01:40:44 PM  

CruJones: FTA: Lordscairnie Castle comes with around 30 acres of land and has a pool which has its own eco-system and attracts a variety of wildlife, including fifty different species of birds.

Pretty sure that's not a pool, it's a pond.


Sadly Dictionary.com disagrees with your hierarchy of pool to pond:

i.imgur.com

/Thanksgiving Grinch
 
2012-11-22 01:56:02 PM  

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 386x318]
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Somebody start a kickstarter project to turn this castle into a borg cube. I'll totally pitch in.
 
2012-11-22 03:56:48 PM  

Zoomaster: [www.cliffs-of-moher.net image 340x401]

It does have a nice view

/location
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No! No! No! Can't have! It's mine, I tell you, mine! Or Tantallon, either one.
 
2012-11-23 07:50:41 AM  
You think we all live in castles, and we do! We've got a castle each! We're up to here in 'em. We just long for a bungalow.
 
2012-11-23 08:26:08 AM  

CruJones: FTA: Lordscairnie Castle comes with around 30 acres of land and has a pool which has its own eco-system and attracts a variety of wildlife, including fifty different species of birds.

Pretty sure that's not a pool, it's a pond.


More importantly, does it dispense swords?
 
2012-11-23 10:25:35 AM  

serialsuicidebomber: dervish16108: DON.MAC: I have a friend who owns the ruines of a Scottish castle. It costs him something like £10,000 per year in useless costs that have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes.

This one seems to be about 5,000 sq feet per floor.

if the useless costs have nothing to do with upkeep or taxes, what are they used for exactly?


..... filling in cracks between the bricks to keep the cold and damp out???


I think that would be classified under upkeep.
 
2012-11-23 06:48:56 PM  

Archie Goodwin: CruJones: FTA: Lordscairnie Castle comes with around 30 acres of land and has a pool which has its own eco-system and attracts a variety of wildlife, including fifty different species of birds.

Pretty sure that's not a pool, it's a pond.

More importantly, does it dispense swords?


That's no basis for a system of government!
 
2012-11-23 08:33:39 PM  

JackDecoeurs: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x188]

/Sold


Came here for this. Thank you.
 
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